I’m saddened by how many female friends of mine have experienced sexual assault.
But I’m heartened by the collective courage of women speaking out in the last 24 hours.
We must do better.
And commit to holding ourselves and our brothers to a MUCH higher standard.
Which means doing the work to heal our wounds, lighten our individual and collective Karmic Shadows, and learn the skills for authentic relating.
Sexuality is never something to be forced.
Paradoxically and ironically when sexuality is forced,
It moves the Assaulter farther away from what they actually desire:
Love. Connectedness. Pleasure. Mattering. Belonging.
Sexuality is messy, and it’s easy to make mistakes and hurt people even when the best of intentions are present.
Which is why it is all the important we establish a culture of forgiveness and restoration when mistakes are inevitably made, rather a culture of blame and punishment.
Remember we are one human family,
All trying to find our way back Home.
Victims of Assault,
If you ever need a Fiery Soul to protect you and direct some Intense Heat at those who deserve it,
Or a champion of Restorative Justice in service of our Collective Communal Healing and Evolution,
Or if you just need someone to listen to you, a shoulder to cry on or a safe, warm hug,
I am here.
Just send me a ping,
Or give me a ring.
Also published on Medium.